WITH the Year of the Ox around the corner, Malaysians are ready to usher in the new year, in the hope of it bringing more luck, prosperity and good health.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is presenting the “Biggest Golden Bull” in Malaysia. It measures 4.57m high and 4.87m wide and has earned a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records.
The “Biggest Golden Bull” in Malaysia has gold-plated sparkling eyes to bestow an abundance of blessings and prosperity to the nation. An icon of strength, it represents the bull stamping out Covid-19, thus leading the country into a healthy, prosperous and auspicious 2021.
Shoppers can admire the golden bull on the rotating stage at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Centre Court until Feb 28.
Themed “Blessings of Prosperity”, the mall’s Chinese New Year campaign also features opulent lanterns hanging over its Centre Court.
On the ground, lush blooming cherry blossom trees offer numerous photo opportunities. There are booths selling festive hampers, cookies and sweets by Pavilion Hotel, Taimal Herbs & Medicine, Hong Kong Hang Heung, Grand Harbour, Dai Cha Dim, Maison, Tealicious, Cheaw Sifu Dragon Beard Candy and myEureka Snack, all of which are open throughout the movement control order period.
Further along, the Spanish Steps are flanked by majestic prosperity pillars and at the Main Entrance, 180 auspicious lanterns welcome shoppers.
Meanwhile, Da Men USJ greets shoppers with colourful “Whirls of Happiness” this Chinese New Year, with pinwheels symbolising the turning of one’s luck and swirls of abundant blessings.
There is also a 6m-tall God of Prosperity at the main entrance and a chance for shoppers to write wishes on pinwheel blessing papers to toss onto Da Men’s Tree of Blessings.
While shopping for essentials at Da Men, customers can redeem exclusive ang pow packets with RM88 spent in a single receipt and a limited-edition Beryl’s chocolate when they spend RM128 in a single receipt (for Jaya Grocer shoppers, the qualifier stands at RM168).
Shoppers also stand a chance of winning shopping vouchers and staycation packages at five-star hotels with Da Men’s Top Spenders Contest. All they need to do is submit entries at the mall’s information counter.
Shoppers can also interact with Da Men on Facebook Live, where stores and influencers will present exciting Chinese New Year content and give away prizes such as cash vouchers.
Over at Intermark Mall, “Ox-spicious Blossoms” shine the spotlight on traditional Chinese calligraphy.
The mall has collaborated with award-winning artist Tee Ying Jie from Inti Centre of Art and Designs to create auspicious wishes that are hung on lavish cherry blossom trees.
One of the top calligraphy artists in Malaysia, Tee is also showcasing his work at the Chinese Calligraphy Art Exhibition located on the ground floor and first floor.
The mall’s “Augmented Reality Ox Comes Alive” enables shoppers to snap their Chinese New Year photos with a virtual life-size ox.
Visitors can also win prizes by scanning the QR code and getting creative with snapshots.
Shoppers who spend RM100 and above in a single receipt can redeem an exclusive ang pow packet while those who spend RM388 and above in a single receipt may redeem an ang pow packet and dining vouchers worth RM50.
Those who purchase takeaway yee sang from participating restaurants open throughout MCO can redeem a pair of exclusive golden chopsticks.